Every year thousands of students across Mecklenburg County embark upon a two-week vacation from school in what is often known as Winter Break. This year Winter Break will be a much-needed reprieve from all that has occurred in 2020, and our hope is that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Winter Break programming can provide exciting, engaging, and yes, even educational opportunities for children and teens.
Sparkling Programs for Children
Winter Break programming will dazzle your child with fun themes, holiday favorites, and sweet support from our Library staff. Check out these programs this Winter Break for children:
- Story Explorers: Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities in these Winter Break online programs. Choose from Traditions Around the World, Minecraft Pixel Art, Five Languages of Love, Bubble Trouble, and more — or register to attend them all!
- Family Storytime: Register to participate in an online Family Storytime over Winter Break! Library staff are ready to share their favorites to keep you busy this Winter Break. Twelve Storytimes are available for your family to enjoy, including a special Mother Minter’s Gift of Kwanzaa Storytime, a Winter Festival Storytime, and several “Noon Year’s Eve” Storytimes to help you ring in 2021.
- Winter Break Reading Buddies and Tutoring: Want to keep your child’s skills sharp over Winter Break? Check out our one-on-one Reading Buddy or Tutoring appointments where your child can log in with a Library staff member to read and learn something new!
Enchanting Programs for Teens
Teens are sure to enjoy delightful Winter Break programming also! Check out these programs, curated specifically for teens:
- STEAM 101 programs: Make glitter slime, sand art, fun holiday gnomes, paper circuits, lip gloss, and much more in our fun online STEAM programs designed to engage and enrich your preteen or teen learner. Should you choose, visit select Library locations in advance (see calendar for locations) to pick up supplies for each program!
- College & Career Programs: Have your teen take advantage of My Next Step College and Career online programming over Winter Break. Register online for a one-on-one appointment to figure out your teen's next step to successfully plan for the future or register for a one-on-one mock interview to prepare for a career or college interview. Winter Break is the perfect time to figure out your teen’s next steps!
- Gaming and Writing Programs: Does your teen need a creative and social outlet? Winter Break is the perfect time to get connected with other teens to try out a new hobby or skill. Several trivia and gaming programs are available this Winter Break, as well as a few writing programs your teen will enjoy.
All of these Winter Break programs and more can be found on our online Library calendar by visiting cmlibrary.org/calendar. Join us for Winter Break programming at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It truly is a Winter Wonderland!